Brabus 900 P Rocket Edition “One of Ten”: The “road” XLP in the test
The 900 P is lower, but no less martial
But first to the look, here the 900 P has a bit of the martial design of the XLP lost. Whereby: one cannot speak of understatement here either. The almost 5.39 meter long pick-up with “Widestar” body kit, a width of a good 2.06 meters and many carbon trim parts still looks huge.
This was achieved by doing without the portal axles, and the huge off-road tires were also swapped for regular street tires, if you can even speak of regular. Because: The 900 P stands up at the front 295-Tires, even on the back 355-Slippers, in 24 inches of course, covered with carbon aero discs. Brabus has taken over the illuminated side pipes. The loading area was finished with soft teak planking, which is also already known from the XLP. The roof structures with the continuous LED light strip.
Glass pane in the hood gives a clear view of the engine
At the front, the heavily modified grill and the raised hood catch the eye. Since this is a street version, the small “bull catcher” and the winch have been omitted. A special detail: A pane of glass has been integrated into the bonnet. So you can have a look at the 900 even with the hood closedhpaggregate, and because the 900 P isn’t that high anymore, you don’t even have to climb to do it.
Which brings us to the Brabus engine. Here, as with other models, Brabus has taken the four-liter V8 from AMG to its bosom and squeezed out some more power. It begins with an increase in displacement from four liters to 4.4 liters, and the innards have been adjusted accordingly. A new control and new turbocharger then ensure a whopping 900 hp (662 kW), the maximum torque was limited to 1050 Nm.
Up to 280 km/h top speed
The technical data at a glance:
engine, type of installation
Power kW (hp)
662 kW (900 hp) at 6200 rpm
9-speed automatic transmission
When looking at the interior: The entry into the very elegant interior is unusually low, almost unnatural. Once inside, a lot of leather greets you, even in the storage compartments and floor mats. We already know the red anodized trim parts from the jacked up 900-hp-Pick up. Only the continuous center console distinguishes the 900 P from the XLP.
There’s also a lot of carbon in the interior, passengers in the second row get three additional displays for speed, time and outside temperature, whatever Maybach– Times remembered. In contrast to the 900 XLP, which has the same displays, the 300 km/h display here is significantly closer to the top speed (the XLP is limited to 210 km/h).
When driving smoothly, the 900-hp– Treat yourself to a 14.4 liter Super Plus engine over 100 kilometers. In reality, however, it should be significantly more – but at this price, it shouldn’t bother the customer much.
The Brabus 900 P is amazingly agile
On the Contidrom (test track of the tire manufacturer Continental) we let the pick-up off the leash. The engine starts, and the illuminated sidepipes trumpet and emphatically meet the V8 soundtrack, then kick-down. The acceleration is simply tremendous, the 900 P pushes powerfully forward. Before the first curve, you ease off the gas and hear a beguiling whistle from the blow-off valves.
And the ESP also leaves us largely in peace, although we force the 24-incher around the corner with loud tire squealing, the cornering convinces us that it is a heavy vehicle. The body is very stiff, and the chassis works precisely, allows surprisingly little body roll.
After the ride, let’s take a look at the price of the Brabus 900 P Rocket Edition “One of Ten”. As the name suggests, there will only be ten copies of this device. The price for so much excess is 773,069.22 euros, including the VAT due in Germany. Quite a lot of money for a vehicle that, let’s face it, offers more fun than actual utility.